Fellowship of Animal Behaviour Clinicians
New Member Application

New Member Application

Welcome to the Fellowship Of Animal Behaviour Clinicians new member application page

The annual membership fee for Candidate Members of FAB Clinicians is £140.00 (£70.00 with a studying discount)

The fee is calculated on a pro-rata basis per month. If you apply today the fee for the rest of the FAB Clincians year (1st April to 31st March) will be £11.67 (£5.83 with a studying discount)

Information For Applicants

We welcome any practitioners to join FAB Clinicians as a Candidate Member if they wish to prepare for independent accreditation as a clinical animal behaviourist along one of the following pathways:

  • CCABs accredited by the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour;
  • Behavioural Medicine Diplomates of the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine;
  • Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Behaviourists;
  • Fellows of the ANZCVS Veterinary Behaviour Chapter.
  • Diplomates of the Colegio Veterinario Latinoamericano de Bienestar Animal y Medicina del Comportamiento.

FAB Clinicians will help you as a Candidate Member along the path to independent accreditation as a Clinical Animal Behaviourist. Our fellowship supports Candidate Members' clinical training, such as by linking up those requiring different levels of practical support with those in a position to offer it. Candidate Members will have access to various mentoring and learning opportunities. FAB Clinicians will be further developing resources to assist with accreditation progression.

Candidate Members are expected to have already gained the academic knowledge necessary before undertaking clinical practice. Therefore, we accept Candidate Members who have one of the following:

Please note that for accreditation by an independent body, candidates who do not fulfil one of the first two criteria, may need to undertake further academic study to demonstrate theoretical knowledge in all of the subject areas as required by the external accreditation bodies. Then you will need to gain substantial clinical training experience before becoming independently accredited (e.g. for CCAB final assessment). We encourage all our practising members to engage with the available support offered by FAB Clinicians, and to see cases only following referral/delegation by a veterinary surgeon and within the extent of their professional competence (sometimes under the guidance of others). To find out what you will need, please contact the external body responsible for your chosen route.

Due to the specific differences in the mode of assessment for Candidates of international veterinary behaviour colleges compared to that of ASAB CCAB Accreditation, although we welcome Candidates for assessment by ECAWBM, ACVB, ANZCVS or Cleve-CVLBAMC, FAB Clinicians are currently unable to offer support to Candidates that is specifically targeted towards these international assessment schemes. Candidates seeking accreditation through routes outside the UK would still be welcome to join in any of our Candidate Members events and schemes, which we hope would still be of great use to them.

If you are currently enrolled in or have graduated from a relevant academic course in the last two years, then you may be eligible for a 50% off studying discount on your membership fees.

Accreditation Status

Please tick which of the following accreditations you are working towards:

Personal Details


Please indicate which species / animal groups you are planning to apply for independent accreditation in.

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If your are practising please select the regions you cover (if any). Please note: This information will not be displayed on the FAB Clinicians Find a Behaviourist page until you acheive accreditation however it may be used to target local FAB Clinicians events.

Information for the FAB Clinicians Website

The Fellowship of Animal Behaviour Clinicians list members details on various pages. We recognise that some people will want different information displayed on each of these. Please indicate below what information you would like on each page. For more information on each of these pages click on the linked headings below.

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Membership List Information

Please indicate below the details you wish to be listed in our membership list within the members area of our web site.


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Further Information


If you are eligible for a studying discount you can prove this by submitting a copy of your confirmation of study for the relevant academic year (in an animal or psychology related course to a minimum of FHEQ Level 5). The studying discount can continue to be claimed for a further two years following the final year of study.

Annual Career Review

FAB Clinicians expect their Candidate Members to be actively working towards achieving independent accreditation and therefore becoming one of our Certificated Members. Each year we ask our Candidate Members to provide evidence of how their clinical animal behaviour career has progressed in the past year. Please indicate which circumstance best describes you currently. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the FAB Clinicians Membership Liaison on office@fabclinicians.org.

Remember we are here to help and support you!


Privacy Notice

The FAB Clinicians Privacy Policy can be read in full here: https://fabclinicians.org/privacy-policy/
The Fellowship of Animal Behaviour Clinicians (FAB Clinicians) is collecting your data in order to fulfil its contractual obligations to you by providing a professional membership service. By providing your personal data you are giving consent to the FAB Clinicians to:

  • Store your name, email address, phone number(s), address, and personal documentation such as academic certificates and transcripts, and your accreditation documents (CCAB/DipECAWBM(BM)/DACVB/Cleve-CVLBAMC/FANZCVS) in a secure filing cabinet and office, as well as in electronic form on the FAB Clinicians computer, cloud and FAB Clinicians secure website, sometimes through trusted and secure third-party providers..
  • Contact you by email, social media, telephone and by post (as per your permissions given) to deliver information relevant to your FAB Clinicians membership as per the FAB Clinicians contractual obligation to fulfil your membership of the FAB Clinicians.
  • Contact you via your email address, social media, telephone number and post (as per your permissions given) to share information about other FAB Clinicians activities.

Note: If you have requested access to the Google Discussion Forum and Facebook Group, check whether there are any extra steps you need to complete so that you may participate in discussion with other members.

You may withdraw your permission at any time by contacting the FAB Clinicians to:
(a) terminate your membership; or
(b) to opt out of receiving information about other FAB Clinicians activities.
Your personal information may be returned to you within 28 days of your request.
Your personal data will be held on a secure computer, cloud and web server, including on secure storage servers provided by trusted third-parties for the purposes of providing you with FAB Clinicians membership services. Paper copies will be held in a secure office. It will not be used by the FAB Clinicians for any other purpose, nor will it be shared with any other party without your prior informed consent to do so.
(FAB Clinicians is a Community Interest Company registered with Companies House in England and Wales (registration number: 12446060). The FAB Clinicians is obliged by UK law to register the names and addresses of its Directors. As per the FAB Clinicians Articles of Association, the Directors are the members who form the FAB Clinicians committee. Should you be, or become, a committee member, you will also become a named Director and your name and address will be filed with Companies House. Please refer to the FAB Clinicians Articles of Association for more details).
In the event of the termination of your membership, all your personal details will be destroyed and/or returned to you within 28 days of request/termination of membership. You may also contact the FAB Clinicians to rectify or update your personal details at any time.

By clicking the 'Proceed' button, you are signifying that all of the information you have provided above is accurate to the best of your knowledge, that you understand the Privacy Statement and that you agree to all the declarations you have ticked. If your application is unsuccessful your payment will be returned in full. Any member failing to renew their membership subscription and provide all required parts of this form by May 1st of each year will be removed from the FAB Clinicians membership list and membership facilities, unless acceptable extenuating circumstances allow for an extension.